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18 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5706
+1 617-868-1900
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Showing 57: English reviews
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I recently visited Tanjore with my husband. It's a small, no frills, but nice little place. The food was the best Indian I've had in Cambridge! In the menu they indicate which region of India each dish originates in, which I thought was a nice touch. Seems to do a big take out/delivery business, but they do have a dining... More 

Thank Meaghan D
Concord ma
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86 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I am a frequent visitor. Tonight I did takeout - chicken tikka masala (velvety chicken and sauce, a huge favorite), baigan (puréed eggplant... Yum!) and tomato rasam Wada (a red lentil soup, spicy, lentils puréed and served in a tomato stock). First time trying the soup; I was delighted.

Thank NickMiller_Clarity
Recife, PE
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278 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 719 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went there for a Buffet Lunch on a week-end and found to be authentic Indian - serving good & tasty Indian Food varieties, Vegetarian and non vegetarian both. The staff is very friendly and cooperates in serving on table if any item is not available on the buffet table - like freshly prepared Dosa. Inside atmosphere looked very cool... More 

3 Thank SadhanaRakesh
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with a group of friends who knew the best authentic food from Southern India - they were very impressed with the quality. Worth a visit for sure!

Thank Familymanfromuk
Cambridge MA
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182 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This place has been around for ages, I think, but somehow we'd never managed to go. It's a nice spot – quiet and friendly. We had several appetizers; the straight-up chicken tikka was particularly good. My "benchmark" dishes usually include things like chicken tikka masala (yeah, yeah, "well actually that's an *English* dish… whatever) and saag paneer, so we ordered those.... More 

Thank Scott M
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little Indian restaurant just a few steps away from the Charles Hotel. The menu has several choices and the staff are always willing to help suggest items if you're not sure. I appreciate the relaxed atmosphere and service. They did not rush this solo customer nor the table near me of four ladies who were cleary done eating but... More 

Thank Sonja P
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I go here every few weeks with my brother, and it's a wonderful restaurant. The food is delicious, service prompt, beer selection is pretty good, and all is quite affordable for Harvard square. The buffet is an especially good deal.

Thank darouet
1 review
Reviewed 9 July 2016

So my parents are visiting from India and I thought I should take them to this restaurant recommended by a friend. I had checked their hours online and it clearly says (also on the entrance door of the restaurant) open till 4 and then re-opens at 5 PM. So right after we stepped in around 3:30, I asked the manager... More 

Thank Anjali R
Recife, PE
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278 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 719 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This was the second visit with family for a take-out. Order was placed in advance and it was ready when we reached. Dal Bukhara (@$12.00), Veg. Korma (@$12.50) and Bread basket (@$9.95) were comparable in price to any nearby Indian Restaurant. Taste was good, preparation was good, Garlic Nan was differently prepared and was very good! Observed on display that... More 

1 Thank SadhanaRakesh
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The weekend lunch buffet is very affordable at $10 and has good selection of vegetarian and meat dishes. I liked the goat curry, spinach & paneer mash, chicken boti kebab and chicken tikka masala.

Thank Wunderluft

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5706
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-1900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?